Kingspan TEK Building System panels are faced on both
sides with a maximum of 15 mm OSB/3, autohesively bonded
to the rigid urethane insulation core during manufacture.
The core of Kingspan TEK Building System panels is a high performance insulant manufactured with a blowing agent that has zero Ozone Depletion Potential (ODP).
Green Guide Rating
The Green Guide ratings for the Kingspan TEK Building System, as a result of its comparatively low environmental impact, are heavily influenced by the specification of the rainscreen e.g. brickwork for walls or tiles / slates for roofs. However, the system typically achieves an A+ or A element rating.
Standards and Approvals
Kingspan TEK Building System panels are manufactured to
the highest standards under a documented internal factory
production quality control management system. The Kingspan TEK Building System’s use is covered by BBA certificate
02/S029, IAB certificate 02/0158 and Zulassung certificate
Chain of Custody
The Kingspan TEK Building System panels have PEFC Chain of Custody certification in accordance with the TUV NORD CERT auditing and certification procedures and is subject to regular surveillance audits.
The OSB/3 facings used in the manufacture of Kingspan TEK Building System panels have BM TRADA Q-Mark product
Q-Mark is the ideal tool for independently proving that
- properly tested and appraised in the first instance;
- manufactured under an appropriate quality management
- consistently manufactured to the same high standard, day
Structural Insulated Panel Standard Dimensions
Width: 200 mm (min) – 1220 mm (max)
Length: 7,500 mm (max) – for walls a maximum 3 m storey
height is allowed.
Water Vapour Resistance
Vapour resistivity of Kingspan TEK Building System panel
- the rigid urethane core – 300 MN.s/g.m; and
- the OSB/3 facing – 500 MN.s/g.m.
The Kingspan TEK Building System panels will have
comparable durability to that of OSB/3 to BS EN 300 (Code of
Practice for the selection and application of Particle Board,
Oriented Strand Board (OSB), Cement Bonded Particle Board
and Wood Fibre for specific purposes.), therefore as long as
the System remains weather-tight, a life of at least
60 years may be expected.
Resistance to Solvents, Fungi and Rodents
The rigid urethane insulation core is resistant to dilute acids,
alkalis, mineral oil and petrol. It is not resistant to some
solvent-based adhesive systems, particularly those containing
methyl ethyl ketone.
Adhesives containing such solvents should not be used in
association with Kingspan TEK Building System. Kingspan
TEK Building System components, which have been in
contact with harsh solvents, petrol, mineral oil or acids, or
components that have been damaged in any way should not
The rigid urethane insulation core and facings used in the
manufacture of Kingspan TEK Building System panels resist
attack by mould and microbial growth and do not provide any
food value to vermin.
The Kingspan TEK Building System exceeds the Building
Regulations / Standards requirements with regards to fire
resistance. When tested in accordance with BS 476: Part 21:
1987 (Fire tests on building materials and structures. Methods
for determination of the fire resistance of load bearing elements
of construction to the Building Regulations / Standards)
achieved up to 73 minutes resistance.
NB: Requirements for minimum thickness and number of
plasterboards will vary depending on fire rating required.
Resistance to Airborne Sound
Field tests to BS EN ISO 140-4: 1998 (Field measurements of
airborne sound insulation between rooms) on separating walls,
externally faced with 12.5 mm plasterboard, 19 mm gypsum
planks and 9.5 mm plasterboard to each Kingspan TEK Building System wall panel, achieved an average sound
reduction of 58 dB (DnT,w (C;Ctr) 58 (–3; –7) dB).
A laboratory test on a single wall panel with no internal
dry-lining achieved a sound reduction (Rw) of 31 dB.
When adopting the use of super dried timber frame party
walls, the guidelines contained within the Robust Standard
Details would be followed
The λ-values and R-values quoted are based on
accelerated ageing for 25 weeks at 70°C, in line with the
methods used in the new European Standard
BS EN 13165: 2001 (Thermal insulation products for
buildings – Factory made rigid polyurethane foam (PUR)
products – Specification). Comparison with alternative
products may not be appropriate unless the same
procedures have been followed.
Thermal conductivity (λ-value) of the OSB/3 component of
Kingspan TEK Building System panels should be taken as
0.13 W/m.K. The thermal conductivity of the insulation core of
Kingspan TEK Building System panels is 0.023 W/m·K.
Kingspan TEK Building System panels have a thermal
resistance (R-value) at a maximum of 5.100 m²·K/W. It is
calculated by dividing the thickness of each component
(expressed in metres) by its thermal conductivity and adding
the resultant figures together.